Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror, was made in 1922 at the height of German Expressionism, and while not a pure example of Expressionist film the way The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is, it still distorts reality to convey the inner experience of its subjects. Nosferatu takes place in a nightmarish world which seems to come from the deep-rooted psyche of the German mind between the two world wars. Nosferatu is unmistakably based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but to get around the copyright issues, names, characters and the setting are changed, as is the ending. However, this did not stop Stoker’s estate from suing the film company for copyright infringement, leading to the court order that all prints be destroyed. The film only survives from the copies of prints that were sent outside of Germany.
As a matter of a fact, by the time that Dracula was published stereotypes were well-established, and London was already considered both the heart and the image of the Empire, all the while the East represented all the things that the West was not. In his article “Performing Transylvania: Tourism, fantasy and play in a liminal place”, Duncan Light perfectly pointed out how in the novel the author was more interested, due to his imaginative construct of the place, in portraying “Transylvania as the social and spatial Other of Victorian Britain” (2009: 243), than to describe the beauty and peculiarities of this region. Thus, London was the center of the British Empire and Bram
“The American story is a story of immigration. I would be the last person who would say immigrants are not important to America.”— Phil Graham, circa 1960. This quote may be from the mid-20th century, but it keeps its significance with the everlasting controversy on immigration and immigration laws. However, this is not the only time that the United States has experienced immigration controversies. Immigration laws have had an impact on the past, as the Chinese Exclusion Act and the National Origins Act are two out of hundreds of laws that were made to limit immigration.
During the civil unrest of the 1960s, white supremacy was becoming increasingly visible and violent in response to the Civil Rights Movement. Director Harold Prince felt that if people continued to be indifferent toward the violence, it would only escalate exponentially, and that the public did not understand the gravity of the situation. So, he decided "to transform some stories of life in Berlin around 1930 into a cautionary tale for the United States in the 1960s" (Bush Jones 241). Although Cabaret is not explicitly about Nazism, and instead revolves around the personal lives of a select few, Nazism is always on the outskirts of the plot and so, ultimately, Cabaret is about how Nazism affects all the characters ' lives whether they realize it or not, it is scarily easy to misunderstand the extremity of the situation, and it is morally irresponsible to pretend it is not important. Not only did people accidentally let the Nazi party get too far in the 1930s, but now, in the 1960s, the American public was getting dangerously close to the same thing: it is hard to realize until afterward.
Ayazhan Akhmetova Capitalism in Crisis ANT/PLS 204 Academic review #1 “Atlas Shrugged” – is a novel written by Ayn Rand in 1957. The book includes different genres such as romance, philosophical and science fictions, mystery that makes it unique in its way. Many people criticized the book, but still Atlas Shrugged is one of the greatest books in its time and it did not lose relevance in our time. The story of the book starts in the United States in certain future time, the author presents anti utopian model of the country where government wants to destroy free market relations and maintain planned economy. Ayn Rand shows the U.S without capitalism and market relations, where government intervenes and turn private companies into national ones as well as combines small companies with large ones, an example is Taggart Transcontinental railway company that was nationalized and merged with Phoenix-Durango railroad.
Romanticism was an artistic movement that invaded most of Europe countries, USA North and South, but did not invade France until the eighteenth century; the peak of this movement was in mid-of the eighteenth century. It was a reaction caused by the industrial revolution. It was a mutiny against the aristocratic social and political standards of the age of enlightenment and a reaction against the rational rationalization. In our part “Romanticism” was provided by a specific space, and we chose to concentrate on a single but very essential aspect of romanticism, it affirms upon the powers and terrors of the core of imaginative life. Not anyone who was living in this period could be considered as having a romantic life, and no one had given approval to live that way, some referring to it as dangerously self-indulgent.
SITE ANALYSIS: Located in central Holland, in a small city called Utrecht, the Schroder Rietvield house lies in midst a neoclassical neighborhood that is mainly constructed of brick. This modernist house is merely an intruder to this rather homogeneous neighborhood, as it is clearly noticeable upon encountering it. I was startled when I encountered the Schroder house on Hendriklaan street as I felt like I was out of place. The Schroder housesits on the corner of Hendriklaan Street, facing a large motorway. This building was constructed in the 60’s in the midst of a small park.
All the elements in this novel cooperate in depicting this contrast between America and Europe, they all are planned to show Europe as a place of high culture and sophistication while America in the place of morality and innocence. Even the houses in this novel includes in showing this contrast. Albany, the house where Isabel lived in America, is standing for America and Gardencourt, the house where Isabel lived in London, is standing for England or for Europe. Albany, the house in America, has an important room named “the office”.It shows the “officiousness” of America. Although America is full of lecture halls and platforms, it lacks royal residences and glorious palaces, and remarkable artistic figures which are the sign of high culture.
The theory of differential urbanization (“urbanization cycle”) as proposed by Geyer and Kontuly Introduction It is uncommon to find studies that explicitly attempt to transcend the gap between population migration patterns in developed countries and those in less developed countries. Richardson (1977) concentrated on less developed countries and went a long way in bridging the gap between deconcentration tendencies in less developed and developed countries. Richard drew observations on the differences between polarization reversal and counterurbanisation, as well as from other observation on counterurbanisation in developed countries (Berry 1976; Vining and Kontuly 1978; Vining and Strauss 1977); Geyer (1990) introduced the concept of differential urbanization. He recommended that superimposing the urbanization-polarization inversion advancement framework into the urbanization-counterurbanisation migration framework, which brings about polarization inversion being introduced as an intermediary phase of counterurbanisation amongst urbanisation and urban development. Geyer and Kontuly (1993) have melded these concepts into a theory of differential urbanisation which postulates that large, intermediate-size and small cities go through successive periods of fast and slow growth in a cycle of development.
Impact of Urban Legends on Various Art Forms of 21st Century Chapter 1: Introduction Urban legend, urban folklore or urban tale is a form of modern folklore which consists of stories that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true and often possess horror implications that are believable by their audience. An Urban legend necessarily does not originate in the urban area. Urban legends are passed through the years and it depends upon the teller to make changes according to him in the tale if he wants to. The term “urban legend”, as used by folklorists, has appeared in print since 1968. The attractive appeal of a typical urban legend is it’s element of horror, mystery, supernatural, fear or humor.